Friday, December 3, 2010

It's been a while...

Got talking last night with my sister in law and realized that its been well over a year since I last posted on here, I figure there is really too much that has happened in that time to rehash any of it so in a nutshell, we are all doing great! We are looking forward to the rest of the holiday season as well as May when the whole family will be meeting up with my Dad and Jenn and Brenna for a vacation to Paris. We honestly couldn't be more excited! Anyway, I thought I would at least add a few pics to make up for my lack of posts!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fun Photos of the Kiddos!

The two of them are hilarious! And yes, that is Taylor trying to strangle her brother, not a typical occurrence but not wholly unexpected either.The picture of them with the aqua doodle was taken on Taylor's birthday, and I cant figure out who loves it more! The other pictures are mostly taken at the Butterfly Pavilion in Denver.

What a good helper!

Today Carter has been in a funk, so much so that when he woke up this afternoon from his nap, he got a new bottle of milk and went right back to sleep - very strange behavior. Well when he woke up the second time he had diarrhea so bad that it went all the way up his back. I have a little house rule and that is if you have a blow-out, you get a bath. So this is some pictures of my very concerned Tay, with her sleeves pulled up helping me wash Carter. She is so wonderful! In the other photo, I think she is trying to learn to read through absorption, I dunno.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Well its been forever since I last wrote - tons of new experiences have been had and many more planned for the up coming months. I would first like to say how lucky I am to have my mother in my life, she is so wonderful. I called her today to wish her a happy mother's day and we chatted a bit via web cam and she read book after book to a very enthralled granddaughter for more than twenty minutes, my mom is so dedicated to my kids, I couldn't be happier for them. She is there for me and is my shoulder to cry on and my friend to laugh with, I really love her. Im also grateful for my Stepmom! She is funny and extremely kind and very very smart. I love to watch her with Brenna, I genuinly treasure the relationship we have. Im also very lucky to have my grandmothers, My Grandma Julie, who has taught me a thing or two about love, kindness, and spiritual integrity. And my Great-Grandma, who just last week celebrated her 94th birthday. She is absolutely amazing! She loves to read, like I do, enjoys her independence, and fiercely loves all of us. when you are with her she makes you feel like you are the most loved person in the world, I hope to leave a legacy like she has built someday. Im also lucky to have Lew as my Grandma, she is witty and has accepted my sister and I so wholey, Im so glad we get to keep her!
Today was the first Mother's day of a close friend of mine, her and her husband recently adopted the most wonderful 10 year old boy, after being married with out children for 14 years. It has been an extremely long road to get to this point but you can tell just by looking at her face that it was so worth it. It has been amazing to watch the transformation in my friend, she is so happy and she just radiates it like the sun. Motherhood is one of the most amazing experiences a woman can have, no love is stronger than that of a mother's for her child, as I have been so fortunate to experience everyday.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Wow this last week was INTENSE!! Saturday we went to Salt Lake, sunday eric was sick, monday was Carter's birthday,Tuesday my girlfriends and i went out to celebrate Sarah Jane's birthday, wednesday was my birthday, thursday was Thanksgiving at my sister-in-law's, friday I participated in my first frantic and disturbingly early black friday and today was one of my closest friend's (Hayley) baby shower! Just amazing! On top of that, my dad booked my flight to go out to see him - a 22 hour trip with three connections each way - I am very excited!!
Carter's birthday turned into an impromtu party - at the last minute, literally, we invited some of our closest friends over with their families to have cake and icecream, and it was quite the celebration! I unfortunately did not get any pictures on my camera but Eric's dad did. Afterward, we played volleyball late into the evening, men against women and it was such a blast! Carter really enjoyed his cake but I think that the cookie crumbles might have been a little bit of a texture issue for him. he and I also received some birthday cards and gifts and I would like to thank Grandma and Grandpa Kennedy for the birthday money, aunt susan for the card, and Grandma and Grandpa Avery for the package of birthday gifts for Carter - the clothes are a perfect fit and he loves the toys! It is so touching that the people that I love the most were thinking of Carter and I this week for our birthdays!! I would like to finish this post by sharing some pictures of our family.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

You know you're getting old when...

Your mom calls you 4 days before your birthday to wish you a happy birthday and honestly believes she is right! I have had some quirky birthday karma these last couple of years, not last year but the two years before that, my father also forgot to call me on my birthday - his typical and anticipated routine - so last year I made sure to remind him what day it was and he fixed it. Now in his defense he does live very far a way and its at times a different day there so that is going in his favor but for my mom, well that was just funny... at least it wasn't 4 days late! Today Eric took me to see the Body Worlds exhibit in Salt Lake City - it was amazing! They use this method of preservation called "plastination" on donated bodies and then they are able to display them and pose them and fillet them, all very interesting! They have a display showing fetal growth from a zygot to a fully developed baby (all dead from natural causes) and it was amazing! seeing that, I wonder how the heck I was showing at 9 weeks with Carter?? Afterward we went to eat at the Red Iguana - way good! Speaking of Carter, Monday is his first birthday! Wow! My baby is growing up! He walks everywhere and is getting pretty fast these days and he says "dada" "mama" "hi" and "up". He is so expressive too, he has started making this face when he is upset and wants me to react, it looks like he is going to cry and he just holds it there - with out sound or at least crying until I react. Its really funny. Taylor spent the night over at Eric's parent's house with Cam's boys - she loves her cousins so much! She is such a socialite too. Anyway the count down is on to thanksgiving and I have much to do to prepare, I am very excited also to make the cake for Carter's birthday - a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, crumbled up oreos and gummy worms to look like worms in dirt - perfect for a little boy! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

October is shaping up to be a great month! Taylor is doing great at preschool, Eric has put most of the finishing touches on my new fireplace and my sister in law just had a baby yesterday! We are so excited for our new niece and can't wait to get to know her! school for myself is going well and this week is fall break. This weekend a friend and I have plans to go on a shopping adventure to Park City at the outlet mall -once a year in october we stay in a hotel, and shop for winter clothes for our kids - practical and fun! I am usually in charge of making the dinner reservations and she is in charge of getting the hotel room - done and done. This year our trip will be a bit short as we are only staying friday night - I cant be away from Carter that long especially because he is still nursing regularly and is a very big momma's boy. Eric has been so sweet to commit to taking him and tay for the two days while I am gone - which is a big deal because Carter will most likely be crying the whole time and if it gets too hairy he will drive him up to me. We are crossing our fingers that all will go better than expected and in return I will be bringing back a much deserved thank you gift for Eric.